Parents as Teachers

Your baby begins learning at birth. Brain growth and development happens more rapidly during the first five years of life than at any other time. Parents as Teachers (PAT) can help you build a strong foundation for your child's future success in school and in life.

PAT is offered at no cost to all interested families living within the boundaries of the School District of Washington. This website provides parents with information regarding our program, its services and how to enroll. Please take a look around to learn more about this wonderful program.

Group Connections

Contact your parent educator for events. 


For program questions or to register for upcoming activity sessions, please call (636) 231-2820 or email PAT Coordinator Sandi Gildehaus at


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PAT Links

Fall Fun on the Farm


Construction Video

PAT in the News

The Parents as Teachers program recently was spotlighted on KPLR Television Channel 11 in St. Louis. Click here to see the news piece.

30 Years of PAT Video